Project meant to honor fallen soldiers earns 13-year-old student 3 days of suspension

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From Yahoo: A 13-year-old student’s school project earned him a grade of 82 percent — and a three-day suspension.

Tyler Carlin of Celina, Ohio, knew right away that he wanted to honor fallen soldiers when he was assigned a project at school, and he quickly set out to build a battle cross. A fallen soldier battle cross is made of a service member’s rifle, their boots, and typically their helmet and dog tags, and has been practiced since before the Civil War.

“I got the idea from my dad’s friend, [who] is like a grandpa to me,” Tyler told WLFI.com. “He always tells me about his war stories and what that means to him.”

While Tyler was not allowed to use an Airsoft gun as a stand-in, he did get permission to use a Nerf gun. He completed his battle cross with a plastic helmet and his sister’s old boots. However, it wasn’t long after he entered the school that he was sent to the administrator’s office. Before he returned to class, he was informed he could be facing suspension.

After the incident, the Carlins decided to hire an attorney.

“Initially, they said it was because he brought a look-alike weapon to school and caused a disturbance,” Travis Faber, the family’s attorney, told the news outlet. “After his parents took issue with the suspension, they’re now saying he was suspended for insubordination.”

Carl Huber, Celina city schools’ board of education president, said in a statement: “The Celina City School Board has requested a ‘FERPA Release Form’ be signed through the family’s attorney to allow us to make a truthful and accurate statement about the situation. Until the school has received that release, the Board and its agents will not be making any statement that violates the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or a student’s general right to privacy.” Huber did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment.

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kjf

So the article never said what the project was about? The suspension is stupid and my comment is more toward his childish construction. I know don’t touch the golden cow called honoring the military

William
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William

Children construct child-like things. It’s axiomatic. Regardless of what the project was about, this kid was honoring his “grandpa” and his fellow vets, not “the military”. Unfortunately the “administrators” got their knickers in a twist because..a plastic gun..a cross..I don’t feel safe

Dan
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Dan

Isn’t that some military vet’s casket burial flag in the wooden, triangular presentation case behind this boy’s project? If so, that school and its jackass commissars dishonoring the flag, deceased vets, and destroying childhood innocence with their putrid political correctness, hiding like the cowards they are behind totalitarian Newspeak like “FERPA,” aught to be tarred, feathered, and run out of town. Spineless, morally sick, culturally degenerate assholes is too kind.

William
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William

Much too kind IMO

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Just more conditioning. They have the students freaking out about anything that could possibly be a threat to a parasite. We used to have target shooting when I went to school. Lot’s of kids brought .22’s to school.

I know “it’s a different age…”. No its not, its propaganda.

William
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William

Yeah, my high school used to have a rifle club. That was in Maine where everybody owned a gun. How else could you feed your family? And “gun violence” was unheard of. Unless you tried breaking into someones house. Then you’d get a taste of gun violence, usually 12-guage

Watertender
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Watertender

Same here on the rifle club. The rifles (bolt action .22’s) were brought to and from school on the bus if you were a rural student. You would bring the bolt to school on a Monday and give it to the rifle club instructor. On Tuesday you would bring the rifle minus the bolt on the bus to school. The instuctor who was a shop teacher and Major in the Army Reserve would lock your rifle up until the match after school. We would shoot and clean our rifles. They were then taken home on the late bus with the… Read more »

JCscuba
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JCscuba

Damn, where do you keep coming up with such pearls? Great one, seems like it would have come out of the communist legislators in CA, Thanks, taking to my site, will link back to you.J.C.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Clear act of “brain washing” eric holder style. Stigmatize and criminalize.

Hope his father explains the true issues involved.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“Privacy” is the last refuge of the progressive bureaucratic scoundrel…

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I have read of instances where little boys were sent home for making gun shapes with their hands. How insane is that? I used to get into some fairly serious arguments with my kid’s teachers from time to time.

The thing is that the teacher is an “authority figure”. Kids don’t understand that something can just be the teacher’s opinion. Besides, even if they say it is younger kids still value the teacher’s opinion more than other people’s because he or she is the teacher.

It is very easy for leftist teachers to instill lifelong damage.

Jackie Puppet
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Maybe I’m reading the FERPA thing wrong, but if the family attorney doesn’t sign, does that mean that the general public can come down hard in the court of public opinion against the school board, and the board won’t say anything?

If so, then don’t sign.

CalGirl
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CalGirl

The monument to the fallen at my 3x great-grandfather’st at the RailRoad Cut in the Gettysburg Battlefield for the 56th PA Vol. Regt. is “arms at rest,” a tripod of their arms at rest, atop their regt. drum………This child’s project was very similar, but in the modern terms: a soldier at rest, no more war days, no more civilian days…..all at rest…..and NOW, honored for their service and for arms at rest. HOW STOOOOOOPID is this kid’s school admin (I think we know) and how STOOOOOPID are a disproportionate number of our own American citizens as to the HISTORY of… Read more »